The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is still operating off the coast of Guam, providing support for disaster relief operations for the U.S. territory that was struck by Super Typhoon Marwa late last month, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More
Category Archives: Budget Industry
2022 U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey Annual Report
The following is the 2022 report from the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The report to Congress is an annual summary of the health of the Navy’s fleet.
Navy Issues Boeing $200M Long-lead Super Hornet Award Ahead of Planned 20 Fighter Award
This post has been updated with a statement from Boeing.
The Navy issued Boeing $200 million to keep its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet production line humming ahead of a congressionally mandated 20 fighter buy, USNI News has learned. Read More
SECDEF Austin: ‘Unfortunate’ that Chinese Defense Minister Won’t Meet
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday said he welcomes any opportunity for engagement with China’s military leadership in the future, despite Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu declining to meet with him during the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.
White House Taps ACMC Smith to Serve as New Marine Corps Commandant
Report to Congress on Multiyear Procurement and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition
The following is a May 22, 2023, Congressional Research Service report, Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Japanese Place Self-Defense Forces on Alert After North Korean Launch Warnings
Japanese ballistic missile defense systems are on alert after North Korea told the Japan Coast Guard it would launch a satellite in the next two weeks, USNI News learned. Read More
Defense Department Leadership Face Chart
The following is the Defense Department organizational face chart of top leadership as of March 6, 2023. Read More
Philippine Coast Guard Will Hold First-Ever Trilateral Exercise with U.S., Japan
MANILA — The Philippine Coast Guard will hold maritime exercises with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard near the Chinese-occupied Scarborough Shoal this week. Read More
Report on Navy TAGOS-25 Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program
The following is the Congressional Research Service May 18, 2023 In Focus report, Navy TAGOS-25 Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More